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- Peter Tsokos sells another island!
- Nicaragua Network Hotline,, 3 December
2001. A Texan is in the business of selling beautiful
Necaraguan islands which, under the Nicaraguan
constitution, belong in perpetuity to the indigenous
people of the area.
- Indians' heritage gets a legal
- By Catherine Elton, Christian Science
Monitor, 4 December 2001. Nicaragua's Mayagna
Indians gain legal title to their ancestral lands and set
a precedent for region. A ditch marks off the Awas Tingni
reserve, but it has not been enough to fend off timber
companies with government licenses to cut trees or to
drive out homesteaders.
- ‘Dry Canal’ Discussions Anger
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 13 May
2002. Indigenous leaders from the Caribbean Coast met with
one of the companies that would like to construct an
inter-oceanic railway system across Nicaragua. They
demanded demarcation of their lands along with communal
land titles for more security over their land.
- Atlantic Coast Still Awaits Regulation of
the Autonomy Law
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 4 November
2002. Residents celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of
the Autonomy Law of the Atlantic Coast. Laws passed by the
Nicaraguan National Assembly in 1987 after consulting with
the people of the entire Atlantic Coast, which addressed
the concerns that had led numerous members of the Miskito
community to take up arms against the Sandinista
Milestone Victory for Indigenous
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 2 January 2003. The surprise
approval by the National Assembly of a
Regarding the Properties of the Indigenous Peoples and
Ethnic Communities of the Bocay, Coco and Indio Maiz
Rivers, was hailed as a major victory in the long
struggle to reclaim the rights of the peoples of
Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast.